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Alan Patridge shifts to Sky from BBC

British radio and TV presenter Alan Partridge has always had a complicated relationship with BBC. But now the Steve Coogan and Armando lannucci’s creation has shifted to Sky Atlantic.

Patridge will now be appearing in a one hour special ‘Alan Partridge : Welcome to the Place of My Life’, which will be showed in June followed by another new programme ‘Alan Partridge On Open Books With Martin Bryce.

This will also be the first time since the year 2003 when Partridge has appeared in new work on television. The ‘Mid Morning Matters’ that aired on YouTube last year , will be re-edited for TV and will be presented in a six part special edition with a second series next year.

46 year old Coogan said, “Alan has been off the TV for too long but he is even more excited than me about his chance to have a second bite of the cherry”. Coogan added that Alan feels the second decade of the millennium is the right time. But Coogan’s move to Sky will raise a few eye brows due to the fact that he was a victim of phone hacking by Rupert Murdock’s ‘News of The World, the case of which is now settled.